Thune substitute on extenders fails

The Senate on Thursday defeated a Republican substitute to the so-called tax extenders bill by a 41-57 vote.

The measure was offered by Sen. John ThuneJohn ThuneWhat will be in Obama’s Presidential Library GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election Republicans question FCC watchdog's 'independence' MORE (R-S.D.) that would have accomplished many of the tax and spending priorities in the Democratic extender bill without adding to the deficit. The proposal would have used unspent stimulus funds to pay for the bill. 

The chamber will now turn its attention to the Democratic extender bill offered Wednesday night by Senate Finance Chairman Max BaucusMax BaucusChina moves to lift ban on US beef Overnight Healthcare: Zika fight stalls government funding talks | Census finds big drop in uninsured | Mental health bill faces wait Glover Park Group now lobbying for Lyft MORE (D-Mont.). The proposal currently does not have the 60 votes needed to pass the chamber.